Archive for: November 2014

MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum confirm Carrauntoohil Cross has been re-instated

The MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum are pleased to announce that the cross on the summit of Carrauntoohil has been re-instated earlier today-Saturday the 29th of November. The mammoth task was undertaken on a voluntary basis by Mike O’Shea, Work at Height, staff from Liebherr Container Cranes, Killarney, members of Beaufort Community Council and local landowners. The MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum wish to thank all those who offered their support and assistance and said Read more [...]

Killarney Walking Festival Winter Solstice Series

As we approach the depths of  Winter and the Christmas Season, Killarney Walking Festival are hosting a series of walks to co-inside with the Winter Solstice on Sunday December 21st 2014.  To celebrate this ancient ritual,  the first walk, is to honour the ancient rituals of the  Paps of Danú.  The Paps of Danú, (694 m (2,277 ft) are situated between the Cork and Kerry Border,  on top of each hill is a prehistoric cairn. Anú or Danú is the oldest celtic goddess and is associated with Read more [...]

MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum confirm Carrauntoohil Cross will be re-erected

The MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum, which is made up of representatives of all the stakeholders involved in the area, including local landowners, local community and business groups, NPWS, local guides and users, Kerry County Council, the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and facilitated by South Kerry Development Partnership, have confirmed following a meeting today (Tuesday) that it is their intention to ensure the cross at the top of Irelands highest mountain Read more [...]

A golden moment west of Kippure

We received this cracking image from Cathal McCauley taken on a walk of Kippure with Kilcock Scouts. Cathal gives the background to the photo.. On Saturday 18th of October 2014 a party of 16 from the Kilcock Scouts Group took to hills to hike a triangular route from Glencree to Kippure via Eagle's Crag and back via the military road to Glencree. Conditions were blustery but pleasantly mild and there was only the occasional shower. One of those showers concluded with the appearance of Read more [...]

Walk The Long Way Round

South Eastern Mountain Rescue Ireland are running a 15km Night Walk and Run starting and finishing in their new base at Haywood Road, Clonmel, County Tipperary. Open to over 18s, the event will take place on November 29th with all welcome to take part. Registration is €25 with proceeds going towards Mountain Rescue. Registration is available online at http://www.semra.ie/longwayround/ Read more [...]